air liaison officer


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air liaison officer

The senior tactical air control party member attached to a ground unit who functions as the primary advisor to the ground commander on air power. An air liaison officer is usually an aeronautically rated officer. Also called ALO. See also liaison.
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Editor's Note: The black beret depicted with captain rank on page 43 of "The Book" should read Air Liaison Officer.
As he explained, "Over time, the corps [deputy effects coordinator, Lt Col (promotable) Joe Gallagher, USA] assumed chief-of-staff-like functions (along with targeting, fire support coordination and the integration of joint fires) and the [dual-hatted ASOG commander / corps air liaison officer (ALO)] essentially served as my deputy.
Thus the appearance of the Joint Strike Fighter, the joint terminal air controller, battalion air liaison officer, combat weather and a host of other joint-related positions.
He's the Air Force's only enlisted battalion air liaison officer in the country.